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Jeff Weier Resto – 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

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Post Sale Update: This Cobra sold for $11,500 after 57 bids on eBay in Suffern, New York…but the sale didn’t go through and now it’s been relisted. Otherwise known as the T500, the Suzuki Cobra was very short-lived. Sort of. After just one year, Ford told Suzuki that the Cobra name was already accounted for, and that they should figure …

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1957 Meguro S3 Junior

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One of Japan’s first motorcycle manufacturers, Meguro’s first bike was a 500cc machine created in 1937. They specialized in four-stroke machines, and the “S” lineup had the S1 – 500cc, S2 – 350cc, and the S3 (also called the Junior) used a 250cc.

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1966 Gilera B300

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Post Listing Update: This B300 did not meet reserve despite 21 bids up to $3,750 in Wainscott, New York. Produced between 1954 and 1970, the Gilera B300 (B for Bicilindrico or two cylinders) is a rare find in the US. It was built to be a reliable commuter rather than a performance mount.

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864 Miles – 2001 Kawasaki W650

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Before Triumph brought the Bonneville back in the early 2000s, your best bet for a “Modern Classic” Bonnie actually came from Japan. Kawasaki’s W650 was a retro standard inspired by their W1, itself a copy of the BSA A7. The W650 was only exported to the US for two years, but during that time it was the best option for …

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145 Miles – 1982 Suzuki GS550M Katana

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Post Sale Update: This Katana sold for $2,746 after 24 bids on eBay in Matthews, North Carolina. Arguably a restyle of the GS550, the middleweight Katana had many of the styling cues of its bigger brothers, except the most important one! The headlight was a solitary circle sticking out into the wind, instead of a square in the distinctive angular …

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52 Miles – 1993 Kawasaki Zephyr ZR1100

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Post Listing Update: This Zephyr did not meet reserve despite 28 bids up to $8,900 on eBay in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the early 90s, Kawasaki introduced the Zephyr, a retro-styled bike which emulated the legendary Z1. It was available in a wide variety of displacements but the big boy was the 1100, which utilized an evolution of the 8V DOHC …

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1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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Inspired by Eddie Lawson’s race bike replica released in 1982, the ZRX was a tribute to a tribute. This bike and its 1200 successor are some of the best bang for your buck used bikes you can buy today. It had 1982 styling with some late nineties updates, balancing both time period’s style perfectly. That trademark faring at the front …